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Obedience training with Janet McMillan saved my dog's life. When my black lab mix puppy, Indy, got spooked, wriggled out of her collar and backed into the first lane of traffic on a busy street, I thought she was a goner. The car in that lane stopped and waited as she sat frozen in the middle of the lane, pleading to me with her eyes to do something. I thought about it and told her to "come". Because Janet had helped me teach Indy to respond to "come", she jumped up and came right to me.

Tracy, Arlington VA

Services

Best Behaved Dogs LLC services are individualized to fit the needs of each family, based on their dog's behavior and their goals for training. However, these services generally fall into one of the following categories: Puppy Right Paw Forward Program, Behavior Consultation, Private Obedience Training, or In-Home Day School.

To help your dog become a Best Behaved Dog, please call 703-931-8521 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Puppy Right Paw Forward Program

A puppy in the grass.For puppies younger than 6 months

Learn how to use positive reinforcement to help your puppy adopt good household manners. This program is especially helpful to those who have never had a puppy before.

Topics include:

  • Housetraining
  • Crate training
  • Fun, educational games
  • Socialization
  • Jumping
  • Mouthing
  • Chewing
  • Beginner obedience

Behavior Consultation

For puppies and dogs 6 months and older

Work with your dog to change troublesome behaviors including:

  • Jumping
  • Barking
  • Pushy, insistent behavior
  • Growling, snapping or biting
  • Shyness
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Chewing
  • Dogs that "just won't listen"

Private Obedience Training

A helpful dog gets the newspaperFor puppies and dogs of all ages

In a series of lessons Janet helps you learn to teach your dog to:

  • heel (to walk next to you on a loose leash)
  • sit
  • down
  • stay
  • come

All of the lessons are on leash in public with an emphasis on distractions so that each dog and owner team learns to perform all commands around real world distractions such as other dogs, children playing or riding bikes, cats, squirrels, the excitement of a veterinary office or pet store etc.

In Home Day School

For puppies and dogs 6 months and older

Janet will come to your home weekdays for two consecutive weeks and teach your dog to respond to the commands of:

  • heel (to walk next to you on a loose leash)
  • sit
  • down
  • stay
  • come

You dog will learn to respond to all of the commands around real world distractions. At the end of the training you receive two handling lessons to show you what your dog knows and how to get him/her to respond to you. In home day school is offered in select locations. Please contact Best Behaved Dogs LLC to inquire if your area is covered.

Advanced Obedience

Janet can work with you to help your dog to achieve your advanced obedience goals in such areas as:

  • Fun tricks
  • Becoming a Canine Good Citizen
  • Becoming a Therapy Dog
  • Respecting your electronic fence
  • Staying when out of sight
  • Working in tandem with another dog

To help your dog become a Best Behaved Dog, please call 703-931-8521 or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..